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Negotiations on a Seminole Indian gaming compact resume
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2010

A month after the House Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review rejected the proposed gaming compact negotiated between Gov. Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, legislative leaders confirmed that they have resumed informal discussions with the tribe about a revised gaming compact


State budget: key legislators criticize Governor Charlie Crist's state budget proposals
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2010

Legislative appropriations committees have begun analyzing Gov. Crist's proposed $69.2-billion state budget for fiscal year 2010 2011


House Gaming Committee Chair says Seminole gaming compact is not likely to win legislative ratification
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2009

The Chair of the House Select Committee on Seminole Indian Compact Review, Rep. Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), told his committee on November 2, 2009, that the version of the compact signed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Gov. Crist in August 2009 was not likely to be approved by the Legislature


Budget shortfall for the 2010 2011 fiscal year could reach $2.6 billion
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2009

Florida lawmakers are anticipating that, in spite of recent years' budget cuts and tax and fee increases, a continuation of state activities at their current level would produce a $2.6 billion shortfall for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2010


Gov. Crist appoints Rep. Ronald Brisé and Jacksonville council member Arthur Graham to the Public Service Commission
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2010

On July 15, 2010, Gov Crist appointed two African-Americans to fill vacancies on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC


House and Senate leaders postpone budget conference
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

On Wednesday, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair J.D. Alexander announced that the chambers were not “quite where we want to be” in budget discussions


House appoints Redistricting Committee members and convenes first meetings
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2011

Last Monday, Speaker of the House Dean Cannon appointed members of the House Redistricting Committees and Subcommittees, appointing Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford as the chair of the committee


House and Senate pain clinic bills continue to evolve
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2011

On Tuesday morning, the House Appropriations Committee adopted a strike-all amendment that, once again, substantially revises the House position on addressing the fraudulent prescribing of controlled substances


2010 2012 House leadership begins to take shape
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

On September 15, 2010, House Speaker-Designate Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) designated two representatives to fill key leadership posts, presuming the Republicans maintain control of the chamber in the November elections


Florida government and politics special edition: primary election results
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2010

In the contest for the Republican nomination for governor, Rick Scott defeated Attorney General Bill McCollum